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7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

Our 7th solar installation at G.W & G Bridges Ltd, Pease Pottage, was completed just a few days before the lock-down. Unfortunately commissioning, where we switch the system on, was delayed as the site was shut down due to social distancing regulations. However, we found 

Repower Balcombe supports Forest Row Community Fridge

Repower Balcombe supports Forest Row Community Fridge

A Community Fridge is a refrigerator (colloquially “fridge”) located in a public space. It enables food to be shared within a community, as anyone can put food in and take food out. The main aim of Community Fridges is to reduce food waste. They also enable people facing hardship to have 

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times, November 28 2019, 5:00pm When Gordon Jarvis was asked by a group of villagers if he would allow solar panels on the roof of his cowshed, he agreed straight away. “The roof is here, the sun shines on that side. At the end 

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

28th February 2019 RePower Balcombe’s Directors and Committee members were out in force at an event to celebrate the latest update on the Riding Sunbeams project. It’s all systems go, with funding secured for a proof of concept where the technical solutions will be tested 

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

Our AGM is on Saturday 13th April at 10.00 am at Crawley Down School, East Grinstead. All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Our guest speaker is Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive of Community Energy South, who will talk about the groundbreaking 

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

As part of the Government’s ‘Green GB Week‘ REPOWER Balcombe (RPB) invited Horsham MP, Jeremy Quin, to Turners Hill Primary school. The aim of the meeting was to share with Jeremy the huge ‘green’ achievements made by the school itself, and in partnership with RPB. Jeremy 

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe: A project that aims to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy.   In 2015 RePOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at a local farm and two local schools. In 2016, thanks to a successful 

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

There is also a very good article at the Solar Power Portal

Farewell to Rachael Hunter and Welcome to Laura Moreno

At the end of 2017 we said goodbye to Rachael Hunter. Thank you Rachael, from all of us at RePower Balcombe, for your amazing support over the past few years. We wish you success in her new role. At the start of 2018 we welcomed 

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School – Generating

We’re Generating! Thursday 15th February 2018 Despite the inclement weather earlier this week, all the panels have been installed and are now generating. Well done to everyone involved in the project. Another great success for the Cooperative. Wednesday 14th February 2018 “Good progress has been